Raised in Kinistino, local paramedic recognized with national award

By Charlene Tebbutt
April 12, 2018 - 5:39pm

A local man has been recognized with a national award for his work as a paramedic.

Seth Helm has received the 2017 award of excellence from the Canadian Organization of Paramedic Regulators. Helm grew up in Kinistino and has worked with Parkland Ambulance since 2006. In 2015, Helm decided to go back to school, getting more training to become an advanced care paramedic. He received his ACP designation last fall, after passing the entrance exam.

The COPR Award of Excellence is presented to the student who receives the highest score on their ACP entry exam. While he was focused on doing well on the test, Helm says it was exciting to be recognized.

But, he said the three-week wait to get the test results was nerve-wracking.

“It’s kind of a pass/fail thing,” he told paNOW of the exam.

“It’s one of those exams that you write it, and you’re still not really sure how you did, even after you wrote it.”

After finishing high school, Helm said he knew he wanted to work in the health care field. He said he enjoys his work as a paramedic.

“It’s just something different every day,” Helm said.

“It’s challenging and you get to see a lot of different things and meet people, and hopefully make a little bit of a difference for them.”

Helm lives in Prince Albert with his wife Amber, and three children.

 

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